Kira Kosarin

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Kira Kosarin
Kira Nicole Kosarin

(1997-10-07) October 7, 1997 (age 21)
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2012–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar

Kira Nicole Kosarin[2] (born October 7, 1997[3]) is an American actress and singer, known for her role as Phoebe Thunderman on the Nickelodeon series The Thundermans.[4][5] On April 10, 2019, she released her debut album, Off Brand.

Early life[edit]

Kosarin did dance and gymnastics in her early years.[6] She studied ballet at Boca Ballet Theatre and attended middle school at Pine Crest School.[7] Her parents were Broadway performers, her mother as an actress and her father as a music director, conductor and record producer, so she grew up acting, singing and dancing.[8][9] After attending an "acting on camera" workshop, she fell in love with television acting and decided to move to Los Angeles, California in 2011 to pursue a career in acting.[10]

Kosarin is Jewish.[11][12]



Kosarin made her television debut in an episode of Disney Channel sitcom, Shake It Up.[13] Then, in 2013, she rose to fame when she began portraying the role of Phoebe Thunderman in the Nickelodeon comedy The Thundermans.[14] In 2015, Kosarin was nominated for a Kids' Choice Award in the Favorite TV Actress category,[15] but the award went to Laura Marano.[16] She was again nominated for the 2016 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress and again did not win, though she and her castmates won the award for Favorite TV Show for The Thundermans.[17] Her Nickelodeon television film, One Crazy Cruise (originally titled Tripwrecked[18]), was filmed in fall 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia,[19] and premiered on June 19, 2015.[20]

In April 2019, it was announced that Kosarin is set to appear in the second season of Hulu horror drama series Light as a Feather,[21] in which she will portray the role of Nadia.[22]


Kosarin has a YouTube channel where she posts music covers and songs.[23] On February 24, 2018, Kosarin announced her debut single, "Spy",[24] which was released on March 16, 2018. On January 11, 2019, Kosarin released her next single, "Vinyl", which was accompanied by a music video.[25] This was followed by three subsequent singles, "Love Me Like You Hate Me", "47 Hours" and "Take This Outside".[26][27][28] Her debut album, Off Brand, was released on April 10, 2019.[29][30] In July 2019, Kosarin was set to embark on a headline tour across the United Kingdom to promote the release of Off Brand, but this was later cancelled due to "scheduling conflicts".[31][32]


Television roles
Year Title Role Note
2012 Shake It Up Raina Kumar Episode: "Wrestle It Up"
2013–2018 The Thundermans Phoebe Thunderman Main role
2014 AwesomenessTV Herself Guest host; episode: "Teen Challenge"
2015 One Crazy Cruise Ellie Bauer Television movie (Nickelodeon)
2015 Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Herself Special
2016 School of Rock Princess Oliviana Episode: "A Band with No Name"
2016 Henry Danger Phoebe Thunderman Crossover episode: "Danger & Thunder"
2016 Hell's Kitchen Herself Episode: "Let The Catfights Begin"
2016–2017 Paradise Run Herself 3 episodes
2017 Nickelodeon's Not So Valentine's Special Herself Special
2017 Nickelodeon's Sizzling Summer Camp Special Herself Special
2018 Lip Sync Battle Shorties Herself Episode: "Catwalk/Jungle/Girls Night Out"
2018 Knight Squad Kiki Episode: "Wish I May, Wish I Knight"
2018 Double Dare Herself Contestant; episode: "Thunderstruck vs. Girl Power"
2018 All About The Washingtons Malia Episode: "Yo! Bum Rush The Secret Show"
2019 Good Trouble Aria Episode: "Parental Guidance Suggested"
2019 Lucky Shannon Television movie (Nickelodeon); voice role
2019 Welcome to the Wayne Stacey Wasserman Episode: "Welcome to the Wassermans"
2019 Light as a Feather Nadia Main role (season 2)[21][22]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2015 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress The Thundermans Nominated [15]
2016 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star The Thundermans Nominated [17]
2017 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star The Thundermans Nominated [33]
2018 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star The Thundermans Nominated [34]


  1. ^ Newman, Vicki (October 24, 2018). "Nickelodeon's Kira Kosarin on saying goodbye to The Thundermans". mirror. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Kira Kosarin & Jack Griffo on the Nick Stars BFF Challenge | The Thundermans | Nick. Nickelodeon. June 9, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2017 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Kowalski, Kristine (October 8, 2015). "Kira Kosarin Celebrates Her 18th Birthday with a Trip to London". Twist magazine. Archived from the original on April 21, 2016. Retrieved March 17, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Amelia Compton (November 15, 2013). "A Chat with Kira Kosarin". Time For Kids. Time, Inc. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  5. ^ Fielding Buck (January 10, 2014). "PALM SPRINGS: Girl Scouts expo takes place Saturday, Jan. 11". The Press-Enterprise. Riverside, California. Archived from the original on April 9, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2016. Jack Griffo, 17, and Kira Kosarin, 16, play Max and Phoebe Thunderman, twins with superhero powers, in the new comedy series. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ Foster, Tom (August 6, 2018). "10 Things You Didn't Know about Kira Kosarin". TVOvermind. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  7. ^ "Kira Kosarin Starring in Nickelodeon Series". Pine Crest School. December 15, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2016. Kira Kosarin, former Pine Crest student, will star in a new Nickelodeon series called "The Thundermans." Kira has a new hit show on Nickelodeon. She not only stars in the show, but will be singing the opening theme song. The show will air on Saturday nights beginning in November 2013. Congratulations, Kira!
  8. ^ "Kira Kosarin: "I Always Knew I Wanted To Perform"". November 1, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "Interview with Kira Kosarin". Glitter Mag Rocks!. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "Interview: Kira Kosarin from 'The Thundermans'". Musichel. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  11. ^ "Twitter". Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  12. ^ "Twitter". Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  13. ^ "8 Celebrities You Totally Forgot Were on 'Shake It Up'". J-14. February 13, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  14. ^ "Nickelodeon Orders Superhero Family Comedy 'The Thundermans' to Series (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  15. ^ a b Megan Daley (February 20, 2015). "Meryl Streep gets her first Kids' Choice Awards nomination: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  16. ^ "Kids' Choice Awards 2015: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. March 28, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  17. ^ a b Nick Romano (March 13, 2016). "Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Adele, more win big at 2016 Kids' Choice Awards". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  18. ^ "Tripwrecked to Star Kira Kosarin and Sydney Park!". October 6, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  19. ^ "Kira Kosarin's Upcoming Project: Tripwrecked - 10 Days of Kira Kosarin, Day 3". Fanlala. February 6, 2015. Archived from the original on March 26, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  20. ^ Kristine Hope Kowalski (June 8, 2015). "Ahoy: See a First Look at the 'One Crazy Cruise' Characters' Styles". Twist. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  21. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (April 3, 2019). "'Light As A Feather' Adds Cast For Season 2 On Hulu". Deadline. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  22. ^ a b Nakamura, Reid (April 3, 2019). "'The Walking Dead' Alum Katelyn Nacon Among 9 New Cast Members for 'Light as a Feather' Season 2". The Wrap. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  23. ^ "Kira Kosarin YouTube Channel". YouTube. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  24. ^ Kira Kosarin [@kirakosarin] (February 24, 2018). "the first single SPY 3.16.18" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  25. ^ "Kira Kosarin Teases Upcoming 'Vinyl' Music Video | TigerBeat". BOP and Tiger Beat. January 23, 2019. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  26. ^ "Kira Kosarin Premieres New Song "Love Me Like You Hate Me"". pm studio world wide news (in Japanese). Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  27. ^ "Kira Kosarin Releases New Single, '47 Hours'". The Daily Shuffle. March 9, 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  28. ^ Kosarin, Kira [@kirakosarin] (March 18, 2019). "the final single before the album drops. the banger. let's turn tf up. Take This Outside drops 3/29.#OffBrandpic" (Tweet). Retrieved March 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
  29. ^ "Kira Kosarin Announces Release of Debut Album | TigerBeat". BOP and Tiger Beat. February 20, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  30. ^ Stagnitta, Ali (April 10, 2019). "Kira Kosarin Drops Debut Album 'Off Brand' Filled With 'Passionate' & 'Empowering' Jams". Hollywood Life. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  31. ^ KIRA (March 27, 2019). "Baby's first international tour, See you this summer". @kirakosarin. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  32. ^ KIRA (May 14, 2019). "Hi loves. I'm devastated to have had to cancel this summer's July tour, but some unmovable scheduling conflicts arose that require me to stay in LA for the time being. Refunds will be given and new UK dates will be announced shortly". @kirakosarin. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  33. ^ Levy, Dani (February 2, 2017). "Justin Timberlake and Kevin Hart Lead Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  34. ^ "Favorite TV Actress - Kids' Choice Awards: Complete List of Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. March 24, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2018.

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